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      YNU Foreign Languages School

    The School of Foreign Languages and Literature of Yunnan Normal  University dates back to 1938 when it was the Department of English of the  newly-founded Southwest   Associated University.  In 1994 it aquired its present name.The   School follows the policy  of serving primary education and economic construction. It mainly provides  undergraduate education, but its graduate education is also continuing to  expand. There are four MA programs in the School: English Language and  Literature, Foreign Linguistics and


Applied  Linguistics,  Japanese Language and  Literature, and MTI (Master of Translation and Interpreting). In  addition, the   School  admits  graduate  students in five interdisciplinary areas: Theory  of   Course Teaching, Subject (English) Teaching, Master of Education in English,  Master of  Rural  Education  in English, and Master of Education in English for  Special Posts. The School consists of seven research institutes and three  departments which are further divided into seven teaching sections. There are four  undergraduate degree programs, English, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai. French,  Spanish, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, and Korean are also offered as second  foreign languages.
             The School administers quite a number of  different training centers and test centers, such as, Southwest China Teachers  Training Center of UNESCO and UNDP, China Foreign Language Proficiency Testing  (WSK) Kunming Center, Japanese Language Proficiency Testing (JLPT) Yunnan  Center, National Accreditation Examinations for Translators and Interpreters (NAETI)  Kunming Center, Yunnan Training Center of the National Business Foreign  Language Test (BFT), Interpreting Training Center of China Aptitude Test for  Translators and Interpreters (CATTI), Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) Yunnan  Site, and Japanese Test (J. TEST) Yunnan Site, and Training Center of Yunnan’s  Tourism Industry. Moreover, the School is the examining body of English in the Self-taught  Higher Education Examinations of Yunnan. It should also be mentioned that the  president of Yunnan Foreign Language Education Association is on the faculty of  the School of Foreign Languages and Literature of  Yunnan Normal University.
    The School’s main building contains 6  language labs, 14 multimedia classrooms and a library which carries over 35,600  books, magazines and audio-visual materials. We have a staff of more than 160  people. 50 members of our faculty are either full professors or associate  professors with strong academic and professional backgrounds. Over half of our  teachers have been to countries such as Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia,  France, Japan, Russia, and Singapore, where they earned their MA and  PhD, or did research as visiting scholars.  Our faculty also includes more than 10 experts and experienced teachers from  English-speaking countries. The School has about 2,100 full-time students,  including both undergraduates and graduates. We also offer compulsory English  courses to all the students of the University, PhD candidates, graduates, and  undergraduates.


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